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Question

A steel cargo container is shaped like a cube measuring 5.2 ft on each edge how much steel is needed to make this container? Show your work.

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  • Answer:

    162.24 ft

    Step-by-step explanation:

    So you first find the area of one side.

    5.2 x 5.2 = 27.4

    Then you times it by 6, because a cube has 6 sides.

    27.4 x 6 = 162.24 ft

  • A steel cargo container is shaped like a cube measuring 5.2 ft on each edge. we will need 162.24 ft sq. steel to make this container.

    How to find the surface area of a cube?

    A cube has all sides congruent, so all sides have the same area.

    Supposing that the considered cube has a side length (also called edge length) of L units.

    Then, its one side's area equals  L^2 sq. units (as each side is a square, so we used the formula for the area of a square).

    Since there are 6 such sides in a closed cube, thus, its surface area evaluates to

    [tex]S = L^2 + L^2 + ... + L^2 \text{\: (six times)} = 6L^2 \: \rm unit^2[/tex]

    A steel cargo container is shaped like a cube measuring 5.2 ft on each edge.

    So first we need to find the area of one side.

    The area of a square = 5.2 x 5.2

                                       = 27.4

    For 6 sides of cube

    27.4 x 6 = 162.24 ft sq.

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